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Theoretical Frameworks

Guide for finding articles about theories and articles about theories and a specific topic.

Exercise Science Theories

Theories and Definitions

* Note- this is not a comprehensive list of all related theoretical framework theories and definitions.




Examples of Articles:

Kao, S.-F., Tsai, C.-Y., & Schinke, R. (2021). Investigation of the interaction between coach transformational leadership and    coaching competency change over timeInternational Journal of Sports Science & Coaching16(1), 44–53.

Subjects: BASKETBALL players; SOCIAL cognitive theory; EDUCATIONAL coaching; EXECUTIVE coaching; EDUCATION theory; TRANSFORMATIONAL leadership


Maitland, A., & Gervis, M. (2010). Goal-setting in youth football. Are coaches missing an opportunity? Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy15(4), 323–343.


Database: SportDiscus

1. Example search statement keyword:

social cognitive theory

2. More specific search: social cognitive theory and coach*

3. Example subject heading and keyword search:

social cognitive theory in the SU Subjects (Descriptors) field and coach* as a keyword.